Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake Recipe (VIDEO)

This Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake Recipe is a delicious coffee cake loaded with Cranberries, White Chocolate, and a Cream Cheese Frosting. This soft coffee cake with cranberries is a twist on the Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar and is super popular with our family.

A slice of Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake on a plate, topped with dried fruit.

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If you love the Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bar, then this Cranberry Coffee Cake is for you! It’s one of those treats that you make once and then you’ll be asked to make it forever because it’s just that good! Check out my first ever video (of this recipe) at the bottom of the post!

What’s a Coffee Cake?

If you read the ingredients and realize that this Coffee Cake has no coffee, don’t be surprised! I know it’s confusing, but the name “Coffee Cake” comes not from the name of the flavor, but from the fact that this cake is typically enjoyed with coffee. Similarly to teacakes, which have no tea in the ingredient list, but are enjoyed with tea.

Is this THE Perfect Coffee Cake Recipe?

The cranberries in this cake keep the cake tasting fresh for several days. You can make it the night before and serve it for breakfast with coffee (perfect Christmas morning breakfast, oh yeah!). This sounds like a great dessert to make when you have guests.

This recipe is simple and filled with so much flavor! The cranberries with the cream cheese frosting have a really good thing going together, a sour, yet sweet taste that will leave your taste buds wanting more! So, of course, this is THE perfect dessert!

Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake on a plate. Topped with cream cheese frosting and white chocolate.

What is your favorite Coffee Cake?

There is nothing better to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with than some kind of dessert and this one is some dessert.

Other great desserts to try!

Do let me know what you think of the video though. I would love to hear your thoughts!

Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake RECIPE

Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake {Moist Coffee Cake with White Chocolate, Cranberries and Cream Cheese Glaze - a perfect dessert or breakfast!}
4.75 from 4 votes

This Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake Recipe a delicious coffee cake loaded with cranberries, white chocolate, and a cream cheese frosting. A delicious, soft coffee cake with cranberries. 

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 529 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 9

Ingredients

Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar granulated
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ - 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup buttermilk or sour cream
  • ¾ cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries soaked in warm water for 20 minutes, then well drained and towel dried

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

Topping:

Instructions

How to make Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F with the rack in the middle.
  2. To a large bowl add 2 eggs, 1 cup sugar, 2 tsp vanilla and whisk until combined. Add 1 cup flour, ¼ tsp baking soda, ½ tsp baking powder, 1 tsp ground ginger and whisk just until incorporated. Next add ½ cup melted butter and ½ cup buttermilk, whisking after each. Fold in ¾ cup cranberries and 1 cup white chocolate chips.
  3. Spray a 9-inch square (or 10 inches round) baking pan and pour the batter and spread it evenly. Bake for 35-40 minutes OR until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow cooling.

How to make Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a bowl whisk together 8 oz of room temperature cream cheese, ½ cup of powdered sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla extract and ½ tsp of orange emulsion or zest of ½ lemon until smooth.

Melt the White Chocolate:

  1. Add 2 tbsp of white chocolate chips to a ziplock bag and microwave for about 30 seconds in 7-second intervals, pressing the bag with your hands until you feel no lumps and the chocolate is all melted. Snip the corner off the ziplock bag.

Assemble Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake

  1. Spread the Cream Cheese Frosting with a spatula all over the cooled cake. Sprinkle ⅔ cup of dried cranberries on top. In a zigzag motion drizzle the melted white chocolate. Allow the chocolate to set for about 30 minutes to 1 hour, then cut and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Cranberry Bliss Coffee Cake RECIPE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 529 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 251mg 10%
Potassium 169mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 70g 23%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 55g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 14.3%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 10.1%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Luda

    Hi Marina! I was making one of your recipes the other day , it was beef with caramelized onions and mushrooms which is absolutely delicious and I make it couple times a month! Anyways, on your short videos I saw this cranberry bliss coffee cake and it looked so simple and delicious that I had to give it a try:) so I made it today and it was gone in like two minutes!!! And everyone LOVED it! They wanted seconds, but it was already goneI think I’m gonna make another batch tomorrow, cuz I didn’t get enough… it was soooo good!!! It looks very festive and just melts in your mouth! This is definitely going to be one of my Christmas recipes:)
    Thanks for your wonderful recipes! Will be back to get more:-)

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  • SUSAN J DINAPOLI

    Can’t wait to try it. One question… recipe calls for dried cranberries… are they the sweetened ones sold in produce section of supermarket or are they unsweetened?

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  • Should I double the cake recipe and 1 1/2 the frosting for a 9×13 pan?

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  • Brenda

    Delish!!!!

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  • Natalie G.

    My 11 year old daughter made the cake today and it turned out fabulous. The recipe, instructions and video was very simple to follow. I didn’t have to help her with any of it. She even decorated it herself and it turned our beautiful and was delicious! We served it with coffee and tea for our guests and everyone raved and had seconds. This recipe will now be added to our frequently used recipes. Thank you!

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  • Anna

    If I don’t have white chocolate, can I use sweetened condensed milk? Or just don’t add anything?

    Thank you

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  • Marg

    It looks like you only used half a brick of cream cheese. Should we use a half our a whole for a 9 inch square baking pan.
    Also, can this recipe be doubled for a 9 x 13 size baking dish?
    Thanks!

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    • Hi Marg,
      I actually used the whole 8 oz, not half. I added half and forgot to turn the camera on when I added the other half. But when you’re seeing the final whipped cream cheese, that has the whole 8 oz.
      Also, for a 9×13 I would only increase the proportions by half, not one more full recipe.

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  • Ravi

    what a nice coffee cake it is. Thanks for sharing it with us. really great

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  • Ruslana

    Hi,

    Can I make it the day ahead and place it in the fridge or is best eaten fresh?

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    • Hi Ruslana,
      This cake is good next day just as it is the first day. So yes, you can make it a day ahead. Just make sure that you follow the recipe and presoak your dried cranberries.

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      • Ruslana

        Thanks

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  • Ludmilla

    Hi Marina. Looks yummy. As it was said before, vedio made your recipe easy and more encouraging. Great job. Thank you for doing it for us all. I know now what I am going to make for Xmas.

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  • Olesya

    HI marina
    I’m making this right now and you missed the butter in the ingredients list.

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  • Natasha

    I love that recipe. Can’t wait to make it. I love that you did a video. It’s so helpful and easy to follow the recipe that way. Thank you for all your wonderful recipe. Every recipe I tried was always a huge success!!!!!

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  • Alla

    Marina good job!

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  • Oksana

    Hi Marina. I really liked the video. The music reminded me of Japan. I liked the moment when you cut the cake – it looked very fluffy.
    My kids also love to watch video recipes with me. They inspire them to bake!

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    • Thank you Oksana!

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      • Oksana

        Hi. I finally baked the cake. It turned out too sweet for me. And chocolate chips didnt melt inside (which is not the recipe’s drawback). I guess chips were not of the best quality. But I like the density and the taste of the cake – crumbly and buttery.

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        • Hi Oksana,
          Typically the white chocolates don’t melt but just kind of add the flavor into the cake, so it probably is not the quality but just usual white chocolate behavior not to melt.
          In the future, if you make it again, you can reduce the amount of white chocolate in the cake part itself to reduce the sweetness.

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  • Marina

    Love, love, love your video!! You are a pro! My 10 year old was watching with me and she says “wow.” I asked her why she said that and she says, “she makes it look so easy!” I will definetly make this as soon as possible! Thank you for the video and please keep them coming. Videos make recipes come to life:))

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    • Hi Marina,
      Thank you so, so much! Tell your daughter that sometimes it does take a video, or a good visual to realize that baking really is easy!

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  • Mila

    Can’t wait to try this:)

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